Fedora 9 Wireless USB adapter not working anymore.
I got Fedora 9 kernel version 126.96.36.199-41 arch i686 running on my Compaq Presario C300 laptop (Chipset Intel Mobile 945 GM Express). The internal wireless NIC is broken, so I used a Linksys WUSB54GC wireless adapter. All was working fine, until I wanted DVD-playback on my machine. I found the script Autonine from dnmouse.org, and installed through a GUI Flash-plugin/DVD-Playback/Java6U7/Virtualbox/googleearth/picasa.
DVD-playback is working now on VLC-player, but on reboot the wireless adapter is not working anymore.
On several sites I find that the drivers are in Fedora 9, which is right: it worked before.
On forums.fedoraforum.org I searched for wusb54gc.
dmesg sees it on insertion:
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=13b1, idProduct=0020
usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-1: Product: Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Cisco-Linksys
From /sbin/lspci I learn that the internal wireless is a Broadcom94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01). I want to disable this one, because it is broken. I know that, it didn't work with WinXP also.
In forums.fedoraforum.org searching for wusb54gc I read: disable the driver module to not be loaded in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. This is what I want to do with the Broadcom 943XX.
So my questions are:
1. How to find the module that belongs to this Broadcom internal wireless NIC ?
2. And then, how to reconnect my USB adapter ?
Last edited by amisset; 11-26-2008 at 10:31 AM.